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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 14, 2010 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

I find it stunning that in a thread discussing piano playing in the GD that Brent or Bruce come up at all.Also that the songs cited as examples are a blues shuffle,two country plunkers,Foolish Heart and while interesting Ramble on Rose.What about Keith's many brilliant improvisational turns on Dark Star,PITB,Other One,Eyes and Bird Song.While I'm sure Brent's playing on Dark Hollow was riveting and that "magical" tinkling on Foolish Heart my qualify for some folks ,to include it in a discussion on the finest piano playing in the bands history is laughable.I would hope that LIA,Cliff or maybe Jim F. would check in with an opinion on this topic.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Aug 14, 2010 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

It may be a blues shuffle but there's some damn fine piano playing in it! It's a song.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 14, 2010 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

Well "jer", you blasted everyone's picks but didn't suggest anything better.

While I agree that LiA, Cliff and others can probably weigh in with some illustrious examples, what are you contributing?

What makes your contribution better than the contributions of others? Wait, you didn't contribute anything constructive. Are you Tito?

And why has no one mentioned Tom C. He definitely brought a different perspective to the piano sound of the band. And though not a piano, his work on MOTM has always struck me as one of the most beautiful pieces done by "the boys".

As Soldiers of Jah Army said(in "Can't Tell Me" on the Get Wiser CD):
"You can't tell me who I am
cuz I'm working on that too.
What's right for me just ain't right for you."





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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 14, 2010 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

I did not blast everyone else's picks,what I pointed out were the examples put forth did not necessarily lend themselves to showcasing his true skills on the piano,that they were simple blues or country songs.I then went on to cite the songs that I thought did show his ability.I pointed out the Brent and Bruce mentions as laughable because they are.I suggested 5 songs,I didn't mention specific versions because that is subjective and wasn't the point I was getting at.Off the top of my head I think Keith's playing on the jam into Morning Dew on 5/26/72 is understated and beautiful.What exactly was your contribution to this thread other misunderstanding mine.I simply stated my opinion on the subject and as to what you think of said opinion is of no importance to me.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 14, 2010 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

".What about Keith's many brilliant improvisational turns on Dark Star,PITB,Other One,Eyes and Bird Song"

I stand corrected sir, it was an unfortunate oversight on my partand I extend my apology. I should read closer and not go off half-cocked.

And I'm sure my mention of Tom C. means as much to you as you imagine your opinion means to me. When, in fact, I relish the knowledge I am able to glean from this site. I have gained much knowledge here, from many different posters and do appreciate every one.



This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-08-15 04:15:04

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 14, 2010 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

well I picked Ramble On Rose because that tune to me is made for piano, doesn't do much for me at all without it.

Why mention Brent or Bruce? Well because the piano in reckoning is nicely done and Bruce plays the hell out of the keys

fwiw I thought of Keith immediately when this topic came up just didn't have time to give it too much thought. To me the whole Europe 72 tour has brilliant PIANO playing. It's my favorite tour and 72-74 are imo their most brilliant years ( but that's not ALL I listen to )

And this whole notion that something has to have jamming virtuosity to be considered noteworthy I find to be a short sided trap. To each their own but I'm not one of those has to be 30 minutes or a " jam" to be good ( although I love Dark Stars and Playins )people. I'm someone who can appreciate the guitar work of JJ Cale 10 times more than a Ymgwie Malmstein ( sp? )

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 15, 2010 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Piano Performance in a GD Song

It's not even worth your time to respond jots